UW SOC Prof. Pfaff Appears on Podcast!

Our very own Prof. Steven Pfaff is this week’s guest on the Research on Religion (out of Baylor University) podcast!


Pfaff on Reformation

Prof. Pfaff will be discussing his various works on the Protestant Reformation.

You can listen to the full podcast here!


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Summer Career Fair!

Trying to find a summer job? Internship? Want to Volunteer?

2017 Summer Career Fair

"Drumhellar Fountain on a sunny day. Photo by Dennis Wise."

Wednesday, June 14th

2-5pm, HUB North Ballroom (211A)

Full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities are available

Students from all 3 campuses are welcome to attend



  • Your potential employers want to meet you IN PERSON. This is a fabulous opportunity for you to make a great impression with the recruiters.
  • Recruiters hire students who attend fairs. The majority of the employers who attend our career fairs and complete our surveys indicate that they’ve extended offers to candidates they met at the fair.
  • Employers aren’t just looking for programmers and accountants. Many employers who attended last year’s Summer Career Fair were open to ALL MAJORS! DO use The Fairs App to find out what majors and positions attending employers are looking to recruit for at this fair.


  • Use The Fairs App to access information about the Summer Career Fair (attending employers, position titles, position types, majors, and class-levels employers are looking to recruit at the fair). The Fairs App is available to download for FREE to your iphone/ipad from the Apple App Store or from Google Play Store for Android phones. You can also open it with your web browser.

ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO STAND OUT AT THE FAIR IS TO COME PREPARED– check out our great tips on how to prepare by clicking here! 



  • The Summer Career Fair is one of the best ways to network with employers. We will have over 60 employers on campus attending this event. If you choose to volunteer at the fair, you’ll have unparalleled access with the employers in attendance- and they’re all hiring!
  • We have shifts available from 9:30 am-7:00 pm (a requested time commitment of two hours please).
  • If you need to fulfill volunteer hour requirements, look no further! Complete your hours with flexible shifts at this high-energy event.
  • Interested in Event Planning? As a volunteer, you’ll have the chance to work closely with our center’s Events Team. Learn the ins and outs about planning events, then put it on your resume!
  • It’s fun, and it’s a great opportunity to work with your peers and make new friends.
  • FREE FOOD will be provided!!

Interested? Please send Donna Chen an email at ccsevent@uw.edu with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your hours of availability  for 6/14/17 (Wednesday)


Questions? Please feel free to contact Donna Chen at ccsevent@uw.edu . We look forward to seeing you at the HUB on June 14th!

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SOC Grad Ticket Pick Up **THIS WEEK**

Registration for the department graduation has now closed. Our team is hard at work making sure your tickets are ready for pick up next week. YOU WILL RECEIVE THE EXACT NUMBER OF TICKETS YOU REQUESTED.



As mentioned in the survey, here are the ticket pick up times for next week:

This is not a grab and go affair, our staff will be going over the details you submitted to us for the ceremony so please plan accordingly.

Wednesday – May 31st, 2017

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Savery Room 245

Thursday – June 1st , 2017

10:00am – 1:00pm

Savery Room 409



Savery Room 245

Friday – June 2nd, 2017

11:00am – 2:00pm

Savery Room 245

If the number of tickets you requested has changed, whether you need less, or more; please email Mark (asksoc@uw.edu) with your updated ticket need! If you don’t remember how many tickets you asked for, email Mark.

If you are unable to attend the scheduled pick up times, please make alternative arrangements with Mark by emailing asksoc@uw.edu

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Cap & Gown Pick up Starts Next Week


If you’re walking in the 2017 Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Sociology Department and/or the University (Husky Stadium) Ceremony, you must wear a cap & gown.


Cap & gown order pick up starts next week! 

May 30 – June 3

You can pick up your online order at Husky Stadium from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Note: The specific date you pick up was selected when you placed your order online.


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Summer Course: History of Capitalism

Looking for a fun course to take this summer?

Consider HSTAA 490: The History of Capitalism, offered by the History Department!


HSTAA 490: History of Capitalism (5) (I&S)

Instructor: Michael B. Reagan

Full Term: MW 10:50 to 1:00 pm in SAV 260

SLN: 14503

What is capitalism? It defines our world, yet until recently it has not be the focus of historical study. This seminar course offers a broad overview of American capitalism from colonial times up to the present. It introduces students to the transformation of America from a rural colonial outpost of the British Empire to the largest industrially developed economic power in the world, and the more recent turn toward neoliberal policies in the late 20th century. The course will consider the political, social, cultural, legal, moral, and environmental dimensions of American life – with a particular focus on the varieties of American capitalism, how the picture looks different through the analysis of race, class and gender. This is a history “from the bottom, all the way to the top.” All together it hopes to provide a picture of the historical characteristics and dynamics of American capitalism.

Assignments and grading are as follows: One take home final, one in class midterm, and three “micro essays” on readings from class.


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Calling all Community Service Rockstars! DUE FRIDAY (5/26) **TOMORROW**

Are you or one of your fellow students a community service rock star?

Do you enjoy large sums of money?

Are you also graduating this year?

Apply for the Albert W. Black Undergraduate Community Service Internship Award!


DUE (except the letters of recommendation) BY:

Friday, May 26th, 2017 @ 5:00 PM to 203 Savery Hall

Ask your recommenders to email their letters directly to Susanna (susanna@uw.edu) by May 26th

This is a merit based award for undergraduate Sociology majors who volunteer with Puget Sound area community service organizations that work with or provide support for disadvantaged populations. This award acknowledges the positive role of volunteerism on the local community. Volunteer work for which a student DOES NOT receive financial or academic compensation is the strongest demonstration of a candidate’s commitment to their community and is consistent with the spirit of Dr. Black’s own community work and civic service. 

The 2017 Award amount will be $1,000

(no strings attached! Spend as you please!)

Please note that this is a SELF NOMINATED award. 

All candidates are reviewed by the Department’s Undergraduate Program Committee which makes its recommendations to the Chair. The award winner is recognized during the Department’s Graduation Celebration in Meany Hall on Wednesday evening June 7th, 2017.

To learn more about the award and the self-nomination process and application, please read the full instructions here: Updated 2017 Al Black Community Service Award Information

Materials to submit (full details and coversheet available at the link above): 

  1. Cover page with a) your name and student number b) UW email address c) phone number d) internship location/title of project e) names and affiliations of your letter writers (see below)
  2. Narrative (2 pages max)
  3. Copy of UW unofficial transcript
  4. One high resolution photo of yourself in .jpg format
  5. Three letters of recommendation a) one faculty member from Sociology b) one from your supervisor/mentor at the social service organization where you volunteer or uncompensated internship is based c) one from a person of your choosing

If you have any questions regarding the award or your self-nomination, we’d love to talk more with you about it! Please email Susanna Hansson directly at susanna@uw.edu.

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SOC Blog-A-Thon Day 5: SOC 230

SOC 230: Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities

SUM 17 SOC 230
Course Overview: 
  • Instructor: Savannah Larimore (shlarimo@uw.edu)
  • Schedule: FULL TERM; MW 12:40 – 2:10
  • SLN: 13528
  • 5 credits (Individuals & Society, Diversity)
  • This course will satisfy five credits of the Sociology Elective requirement

This course critically examines health and health care disparities among racial/ethnic minority groups in the United States. It utilizes sociological, demographic, epidemiological and psychological concepts to introduce students to health disparities research and contemporary debates in this interdisciplinary field of study. Students will learn about health indicators across population groups and explore theories used to understand gaps and discrepancies in healthcare between and among populations. In particular, the course will examine the ways in which multiple forms of interpersonal and institutional discrimination, neighborhood and community factors, and inequalities in socioeconomic status influence health behaviors, access to health care services and health status outcomes across racial and ethnic groups. Students will learn how to communicate ideas about the social causes and solutions to health inequalities in the United States as well as create policy recommendations that address some of the many shortcomings of modern American healthcare.

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